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IPC Experts

Amy Paller, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Amy Paller, MS, MD is the Walter J. Hamlin Chair and Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern University´┐Ż█¬s Feinberg School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University and her medical degree from Stanford University. Dr. Paller completed residency training in Pediatrics and Dermatology at Northwestern University and her postdoctoral research fellowship at University of North Carolina. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Dermatological Association, and as President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the Women's Dermatologic Society. An author of more than 350 original publications, Dr. Paller is an NIH-funded investigator who conducts both laboratory-based and clinical investigations related to psoriasis. Dr. Paller has been the lead investigator on landmark trials in pediatric skin disease, including the trial of etanercept in children with psoriasis.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2014

Anne M. Bowcock, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York, United States

Dr. Bowcock is the Norman Orentreich, MD, Professor of Dermatology Research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. A leader in the field of the genetics of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for more than 30 years, she identified a gene mutated in familial psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (CARD14) and continues to examine its role in disease. She earned her PhD from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. Her previous academic appointments were as professor and chair in Cancer Genomics at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Washington University Medical Center in St. Loius and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Bowcock received a Psoriasis Achievement Award from the American Skin Association, is the invertor of two patents and has published more than 240 scientific papers, books and book chapters.

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2018

Frank Nestle, MD

, United Kingdom

2016 - moved to industry

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2016

Joel Gelfand, MD, MSCE
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dr. Gelfand is a tenured Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He is also Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Medical Director of the Dermatology Clinical Duties Unit, Director of the Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center, and Founding Director, of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research concentration in PENN’s graduate epidemiology master degree program. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in psoriasis, clinical epidemiology, drug safety, and clinical trials. The overarching goal of his research and clinical practice is to improve psoriasis patient outcomes in the skin and joints, while lowering the risk of diabetes, CV disease and mortality.

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2017

Alexa Kimball, MD MPH
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
IPC Immediate Past President

Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, is the Vice President for Practice Improvement at the Massachusetts General Physician Organization and serves as the Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Director of the Clinical Unit for Research Trials and Outcomes in Skin based at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Professor Kimball was appointed Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School September 1, 2013 marking the first time a female dermatologist has achieved this distinction. Prof. Kimball received her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine after obtaining bachelor's degrees in molecular biology and public and international affairs from Princeton University. She completed her residency in dermatology at the Stanford University Medical Center and a clinical research fellowship in dermatology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, as she concurrently obtained an MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2018

Kelly Cordoro, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States

Dr. Cordoro is a Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director at UCSF. She received her M.D. from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, completed Dermatology Residency at the University of Virginia and a Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship at UCSF. Her clinical focus is complex medical dermatology, particularly inflammatory diseases, in children. Her primary research interest is pediatric psoriasis, for which she earned a prestigious Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award. She is a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and the Co-Chair of the Psoriasis Investigator Group of PeDRA. She has several leadership positions within the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) including Chair of several psoriasis-related educational working groups and Deputy Chair of the Leadership Development Steering Committee. Dr. Cordoro is Assistant Editor for Pediatric Dermatology for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Dermatology, and the Dermatology Content Editor for the New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge Plus Program. She has been an IPC Councilor since 2017.

Last Updated: May 27, 2019






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